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Sexy Halloween costumes are okay, now let's stop mocking them!
Halloween should be a time of year that you can dress however the hell you want, without any judgement
Oct 9th, 2013
Iamagamer organizer Kimberly Voll rallies support for strong female leads in video games
Independent game developers will join together and create games that feature strong female leads at a 48-hr game jam at the Centre of Digital Media in Vancouver.
Nathalie De Los Santos
Jul 12th, 2013
Teen girl sexually assaulted at party: Posting photos will be treated as criminal activity
RCMP: If you post photos of rape on Facebook, you're committing a crime.
Jun 20th, 2013
Ladies Who Lunch networking event connects crowd of inspiring local female entrepeneurs
Vancouver's female entrepeneurs and businesswomen gather for an afternoon of lunch, fashion and inspiration.
Jun 16th, 2013
Why self-defense and other “solutions” can’t end rape culture
Last month, I wrote how patriarchy and racism give birth to rape culture, not a drunk woman or her miniskirt. It generated quite a response, but for any blogger, academic researcher, activist, and...
Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra
Apr 9th, 2013
Free Women's Day event at UBC celebrates older women and highlights need for policy changes
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is hosting an event this morning to celebrate International Women’s Day, and to draw attention to the inequalities women face in society as they age. The...
Mar 8th, 2013
Beauty, Fashion and Empowerment at Beauty Night Society's Celebrate Dignity Gala
The women who have been supported by the Beauty Night Society decided to give their thanks via a fashion show at the organization’s 12th year anniversary.
Dec 10th, 2012
Buy a Christmas tree to help homeless moms and babies
Tammy Monroe is in the spirit of giving this Christmas. While many focus on material gifts for family and close friends, she focuses on giving back to an organization that supported her like a family.
Dec 4th, 2012
Girl Effect: a Vancouver discussion to empower girls globally
Learn how investing in girls can improve the world as a whole.
Sep 29th, 2012
Top Vancouver Events: Aug 10 - 15
It's going to be a scorcher. Escape the heat by taking in some of these indoor events, or if you love to have fun in the sun, there are a number of outdoor festivals worth checking out. Guaranteed...
Aug 9th, 2012